Reiki-Traditional Japanese Energy Medicine
What will this traditional energy medicine do and feel like for me?
Reiki is a gentle restorative form of alternative medicine that complements all forms of medical practices. During a session, you are fully clothed on the Reiki table (which is very much like a massage table). Sometimes you are covered with a blanket for added comfort. It silences the mind and some people find that they fall into a deep state of meditation, while all pains and tensions begin to melt away.
There are sessions when people will experience and emotional release from the body such as tears or twitches. Full re-aligning of old injuries can occur with knots opening and ligaments and bones shifting into place and strengthening. No two sessions are ever fully alike, as the ‘hologram’ of your body shifts and adapts to the moments of life, so too does your individualized Reiki Healing.
Following a session, you can expect to feel very light and peaceful and full of a happy sensation.
It is wonderful for birthing mothers, (some using it as part of their home or hospital birthing team), post partum depression, trauma survivors, Passings (both transitions for people and the families left behind), womb healing, PTSD, and as a complimentary healing modality for chronic and acute illness. It is being utilized in various hospitals as part of the multidisciplinary care team for cancer and various health challenges.
Article: Reiki Doula: http://reikirays.com/16996/reiki-and-wisdom-birthing-a-reiki-doula/
Where did it originate and how does it work?
Reiki is a Japanese word meaning ‘universal energy’ in English. Rei (Universe) & Ki (Energy).
Energy Medicine has been around for eons, as long humans have been specializing in the art of Healing. The actual word and practice of Reiki Ryho (hands on healing) originated in Japan through Dr. Mikao Usui Sensei, born in 1865, in Gifu Prefecture, Japan.
Notes of the Science of Reiki
Independent research by Dr. Robert Becker and Dr. John Zimmerman during the 1980’s investigated what happens during Reiki healing. They discovered that during Reiki sessions, the biomagnetic field of the practitioners’ hands is at least 1000 times greater than normal. Brain wave patterns of practitioner and receiver become synchronized in the alpha state, characteristic of deep relaxation and meditation.
Most significant however, is as both practitioner and client begin to pulse in unison with the earth’s magnetic field, known as the ‘Schuman Resonance’. Thus, it is not the practitioner’s energy that you are receiving but through the practiced art of Reiki, the practitioner “drops” with you into the earth’s magnetic field resonance. Here, there is an abundance of life source energy for both of you to receive. The practitioner becomes your channel to something natural that you just forgot how to do somewhere along the way in life.
A good analogy is this: imagine the energy meridians of your body forming an intricate web of high ways and by ways throughout you both mentally, physically and spiritually. These roads become plugged (too much energy) “hot spots” or stagnant at certain roadblocks “cold spots” (depleted Chi flow), due to forms of stress occurring through some form of trauma to the body. Reiki flings open the door, puts out the welcome mat & invites in the earth’s natural balancing healing energy. This dissolves and moves the ‘rocks’ out of the way, and promotes the flow of your ‘rivers’ and returning balance.
Another descriptor is this:
The field of quantum physics has recently discovered that all matter is composed of energy. If you continue down beyond the atomic level, you will eventually find what are known as “super strings” which are pure vibrations of energy. The frequency with which these strings are vibrating determine what kind of matter they form. Particle theory states that the physical objects that we see are an ever-changing energy field, not solid by any nature, including our bodies.
When we experience trauma in anyway, what occurs is the axis of our internal orbits become misaligned and the “super strings” begin to vibrate at a slightly off-kilter frequency, causing disharmony within the delicate balance. Reiki (re)places everything back into harmonic resonance.
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